36 Week Appointment

Yesterday I went for what I thought would be a routine exam. It was the first exam to see how the baby is positioned and to check for dilation. Jarrett debated back and forth whether he would be able to come, but finally decided he could get away from work to come to the exam. And it turned out that I was so glad he was there. 

The exam went well. I am 1 cm dilated and she is positioned head down. Right now she is measuring 38 weeks. 
The eventful part of the appointment was that her heartbeat was accelerated. The doctor checked it at the beginning of the appointment and at the end of the appointment and then calmly said, I need you to go check in at the hospital so that we can monitor her heartbeat. We weren’t too worried because she said it should be fine. I was so thankful that Jarrett had come to the appointment. And I was so thankful that my parents were able to watch Lawson for so long.

At the hospital we got checked in and hooked up to the monitors and everything turned out to be okay. It was actually nice for us to be forced to slow down for a second and just sit and talk. We have been so busy with moving, which I having blogged about, that we have had very little time to just relax.

I now realize that I really need to get her bag packed, my bag packed, the carseat in that car and a plan for someone to watch Lawson ready for while we are in the hospital.

I have a feeling Lauralyn will be here in the next week or two!!  My next appointment is November 2nd, so hopefully we will have a better idea then.


Lauralyn's Baby Shower

My friends gave me an awesome shower for Lauralyn.  We were given so many adorable outfits, blankets and precious headbands and bows.  It was so much fun to see all the PINK!!  I still can hardly believe we are having a daughter.  The table was beautiful! 
 The cake was delicious and gorgeous and matched the colors of her nursery perfectly. 
Some of the best friends a girl could ask for.  It's hard because with all of us having kids and working it is hard to actually hang out much, but I love each and every one of these girls. 
One of my best friends Bekah and Mikah Ann who will be about 6 weeks younger than Lauralyn!

My mom and mom-in-law, I am so blessed by both of them.
This is the sweet dress Lauralyn will come home from the hospital in.  It was mine when I was a baby!
My beautiful, talented sis-in-law, Ashley!  The shower was at her home, and she always makes it special.

I had a wonderful time and was blown away as usual with every one's generosity and love!  I'm always worried that I don't tell people enough how thankful I am for all the love and support.  It truly is a blessing to be surrounded by such amazing people.